Introduction to Lynch Clan

My Lynch ancestors from Ireland came to America in 1848. The group included my Grandfather James Lynch and his five siblings, ages 10 to 18, who sailed without their parents to New York City. Soon they were living in a tenement house in Massachusetts working in a textile mill. From there they gradually migrated west. This blog will contain information gathered by my mother, Hazel Lynch Skonberg from her father, giving details of the trip over and life in America. There is also a diary written by his son, Will Lynch, who was with the American Consular Service of the State Department, and was taken hostage on Dec. 8, 1941, by the Japanese Army who had captured Shanghai that day. I hope you enjoy this blog about the James Lynch family in America.
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Saturday, January 14, 2012

WR Lynch WW II Diary Days 144, 145, and 146.

Will Lynch donates money to help native staff and is still paying his "boy" --former manservant.  He read "Mein Kamph".  Hitler (dictator of Germany) and Mussolini (dictator of Italy) have a meeting, causing rumors.  Roselyn

April 30, 1942.  Thursday.  144th Day.
     Warm.  No particular news.  Beat JBS 2-0 at rummy.
     Bought CRB$50.00 for Chinese $66.50 from an Exchange shop.  Bought CRB$10.00 for Chinese $13.00, from a woman at the same time.  Donated CRB$100.00 to help native office staff when need aid.  Paid my boy (manservant) Chan, Chinese $150.00.

May 1, 1942.  Friday.  145th Day.
     Saw a movie at Cathay.  
     Radio says 
big" news to break soon from Berlin.  No what?
     Finished "Mein Kamph" (My Struggle) today.  Phooie!

May 2, 1942.  Saturday.  146th Day.
     Rainy.  Rumors are rife, due to Madrid's radio of "Something big to pop" caused supposedly by meeting of Adolph (Hitler, ruler of Germany) and Musso (Mussolini, ruler of Italy).  Methinks    ??.
     Beat JBS bad;y at checkers, some 7 or 8 to 0.
     Repatriation    ?     Allegedly to sail end of May.  But----very indefinite.

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